There has been a lot of rhetoric in the media recently about meat taxes with the inference that eating less meat will reduce ones’ carbon footprint. Unfortunately, balance and context are often absent from this complex discussion, particularly around the Canadian agricultural environment, which is unique in the world. For example, cattle grazing supports the health of natural grasslands, which also provide wildlife habitat, biodiversity conservation, water filtration, and soil carbon storage. Not having a balanced discussion about both benefits and impacts is a disservice to all Canadians.
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